The Sunscreen Brand That Changed the Way I Think About Skincare

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Have you ever heard the phrase “prevention is better than correction” and thought it didn’t apply to you? Welp, I’m guilty of that when it comes to sunscreen. I didn’t start adding sunscreen to my daily routine until a few years ago (don’t @ me). If I’m being completely honest, that’s because I didn’t fully understand the importance of sunscreen until recently.

When I was younger, my only memory of sunscreen was when my mom basically bathed me in it whenever we were headed to the beach. Never did I think it was something that needed to be worn all the time. In the summer, in the winter, while I’m outside, while I’m inside, in the sun, under overcast…the truth is sunscreen should be worn all. the. time.

As I’ve become older (and a tiny bit wiser), I know that sunscreen is and will continue to be an essential part of my daily routine. Sunspots, signs of skin damage, and cancer-causing rays are enough of a push to realize sunscreen's necessity in my everchanging and evergrowing pursuit of healthy skin.

But then I found the sunscreen brand that changed how I think about sun protection and skincare all together. Enter: Soleil Toujours.

I’ve been using Soleil Toujours’ Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 50 since early June and my experience has been nothing short of life-changing. Here’s why:

  1. This is truly a clean sunscreen because it's 70%+ organic, and it's formulated without oxybenzone or octinoxate–two harmful chemicals found in most sunscreens that are known to be endocrine disruptors, which basically means they can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. (Need I say more?!)

  2. This coral reef safe formula is infused with hydrating antioxidants and botanicals, like aloe leaf juice, green tea leaf extract, and citrus oil. Even better? It helps keep your skin moisturized when you use it, thanks to the superpower hyaluronic acid ingredient.

As it relates to application... it's no secret that spray sunscreen is perhaps the easiest to apply, but it doesn't always feel great once it's on your skin. This Soleil Toujours is different: the mist feels luxurious and light. As I'm sure many would agree, spray sunscreen is inconsistent and can be clumpy at times, but this one has a smooth and thin texture, providing all-over coverage with no blending necessary! Plus, it doesn't feel sticky on my skin after I use it (a major issue I have with most sunscreens).

Like many other products from Soleil Toujours, the Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist really feels more like a luxurious skincare product rather than your everyday, run-of-the-mill sunscreen. All in all, I could not be more impressed with this mist!

The other Soleil Toujours product that has become a staple in my daily routine is the Perpetual Radiance Eye Glow + Illuminator. This is a holy grail product for me for two reasons: 

  1. It consists of a gentle, natural-based, 100% mineral formula, which is crucial for under-eye care because it’s an extremely delicate area that can lose elasticity quickly. It’s also infused with anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients, including multiple peptides, squalane, and sodium hyaluronate which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. These antioxidants also help to boost collagen production, while brightening the skin.

  2. The applicator is game-changing. It’s made with a Zamak metal that helps keep the skin cool for a long period of time and provides draining, anti-fatigue, anti-swelling actions to help contour and firm the area. After just one use, my face looks visibly fresher!  

The innovative applicator is also super easy to use! All you have to do is distribute 1-2 pumps of the cream around your eyes and along the contours of the face (I apply a little under the browbone, against the cheekbones, and on my jawline). And then pat in with your fingers to create that sheer, radiant finish!

The Eye Glow & Illuminator can be applied on either clean skin or over makeup. Personally, I tend to apply it before makeup because it also doubles as a good hydrator. Then, I use the Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist over my makeup, which acts sort of like a setting spray to achieve that dewy, fresh face!

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